5 Fitness Jobs You Can Pursue with a Certificate

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published September 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Have you always been passionate about a career in fitness but uncertain of how you could pursue it?

    Whether you recently received a health-related degree, official certification, or you don't see a future at your current job; taking the proactive next step is essential to planning your career in fitness. One of the most desirable things about a career in fitness is the endless amount of opportunities. 

    In this post, we will share five fitness jobs you can obtain with your certification:

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    AFPA vs. Precision Nutrition: Nutrition Certification Comparison

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published November 2016 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    When turning your passion for nutrition and wellness into a career track, it’s likely that you’ll consider a certification program. Not only does this type of program give you the in-depth educational resources that help you master the topic, but it also communicates a level of credibility and confidence to your clients.

    A certification lets them—and potential employers—know that you’ve undertaken a rigorous and research-centered approach to learning about nutrition, which gives you the insights you need to help others.

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    6 Steps to Becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

     

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published November 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Are you passionate about physical fitness, training and motivating athletes to excel and improve their performance? Do you already have knowledge and expertise from participating in sports throughout your life? As a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, you can work with a variety of different athletic individuals, from aspiring to professional athletes. If you're interested in a career that is not only fulfilling mentally, but physically, and inspires others in the process; a professional fitness career could be right for you.

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    Certified Nutritionist vs. Registered Dietitian: What’s the Difference?

     

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published November 2015 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Although nutrition-related titles may sound similar, they can be very different when it comes to educational requirements, job duties, and typical workplaces.

    The two designations that are the most common in the field are certified nutritionist and registered dietician. There are obvious points of overlap, such as providing advice on food and nutrition, but in other ways, each is a distinct career path. Here’s a look at the differences:

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    What is a Post Rehab Exercise Specialist?

     

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published September 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    A growing career opportunity for Personal Trainers and Wellness Professionals is becoming a Post Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist.

    Between athletes and the average person, everyone always has room for improvement when it comes to their health and fitness levels. A Post Rehab Exercise Specialist dedicates their time to improving health and fitness, as well as specializes in individuals who have various medical conditions. How are they different than a Health and Wellness Specialist or Personal Trainer? In today's post we will break down the essentials on what sets a Post Rehab Exercise Specialist apart from similar health and fitness professions.

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    A Career in Fitness: Personal Training Statistics & Facts

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published December 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    If you've been considering a career as a fitness trainer, now is the time to get started. People are more interested than ever in taking charge of their health, and that’s causing a continued boom in personal training.

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    Skills Needed to Be a Certified Personal Trainer | AFPA Fitness

     

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published July 2015 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Personal trainers are often their own greatest assets, advertisements and selling points. But why? Is it because of their approach and technique? Or is it because they exemplify the standards of health and fitness through proper nutrition and training? Perhaps it's a combination of all of the above.

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    AFPA vs. Institute for Integrative Nutrition: Holistic Nutrition Program Certification

    As people become more empowered to take control of their health, nutrition is naturally a major area for personal change. But with so much research being released every day, and sometimes conflicting advice that comes from it, many of those looking for solid nutrition info need help navigating their way to wellness. That’s where a nutrition professional can come in and provide meaningful insights for a range of clients.

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    3 Ways to Give Nutritional Advice Legally

     

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published August 10, 2016 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Numerous bloggers and food writers dispense nutritional advice with ease, and some don't even cite any particular studies or research, they just seem to be coming up with these "insights" on their own. But for those who want to offer nutritional advice on a more professional basis, it's crucial to understand that advice must be delivered in a way that's credible, correct, and legal.

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    What You Need to Know About Becoming a Certified Nutritionist

    Thanks to your passion for nutrition, you may already be fielding questions from friends, colleagues, and family members about how to make better meal choices or the ways that nutrition can boost well-being on multiple levels. At this point, you may be ready to turn your interest into an actual career—and fortunately, you’d be choosing one that’s on a growth track.

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